ROTARY CLUB OF SAN PEDRO
P.O. BOX 1021, SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA 90733
September 3, 2002
We are writing to ask for your help with a project we are undertaking to send critically needed wheelchairs to disabled men, women, and children in Croatia. In addition to those born with disabilities, many other people have been injured in Croatia during the war and due to landmines. Often the innocent victims of landmine eruption are farmers at work in their fields or children at play. We know the difference a wheelchair can make in the life a person who was once confined to remaining at home or crawling. These wheelchairs are key to giving them increased mobility, independence and hope.
Our San Pedro Rotary Club has the opportunity to have the dollars we raise matched by organizations also working to help the disabled to become more independent. Money raised in the Croatian community will be matched by Rotarians in San Pedro and Los Angeles and then matched again by the Wheelchair Foundation. Our goal is to raise $6,000 from Croatian Community. Through the matches described above, this money will be increased to $36,000 and will pay for full container of 240 wheelchairs to be sent to Croatia. Your donation of just $25 will buy a new wheelchair costing $150, donation of $250 will buy 10 wheelchairs and so on.
We would like to appeal to all Croatian clubs and organizations to support this worthy cause.
Our community in San Pedro has so many ties to Croatia. We hope that you will give generously to help with this project. Please make your check payable to the Rotary Club of San Pedro, P.O. Box 1021, San Pedro, CA 90733, with note: wheelchairs for Croatia.
The Rotary Club of San Pedro is also sponsoring "An Evening in Croatia" - dinner on Saturday, October 19th, celebrating 80th Anniversary and honoring past presidents at the Dalmatian - American Club to raise money for this cause. Family-style dinner and entertainment will be provided featuring Croatian musicians and dancers.
If you would like to attend, please call Chuck Hanchett at (310) 547-1973.
Help by sending your gift today... Your donation will make a difference in so many lives.
Very truly yours,
Andrea Marincovich Clark Nick Hazdovac
President, 2002 - 2003 Committee Co-chair